Infront Motors Sports, the World Superbike Championship has signed a four year deal to host a round of FMI Superbike World Championship calendar at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) from 2013 to 2016. The championship has been scheduled for March 10th that will open a new frontier in india as it is known as the first International bike racing championship to be hosted at Greater Noida (U.P) for Indian enthusiasts.
The Superbike World Championship consists of a series of races held on different tracks all over the world. The competition has several rounds, each round has two races and the results are combined to get the two annual world champions, one for riders and another one for manufacturers. The motorcycles that are used in the championship are tuned version of motorcycle are for sale to the public, whereas in contrast MotoGP uses purpose built machines.
The Buddh International Circuit was inaugurated on October 11th 2011. After hosting this championship, India will be the twenty seventh country to host the FIM Superbike World Championship in 2013; this will be the 26th year of its existence since it started in 1988.
Maurizio Flammini, Chairman of Infront Motor Sports, declared: “After meeting the promoters of Jaypee Group last year I got the feeling that I was dealing with a highly professional and powerful corporation which will guarantee the organization of a successful race in India, even though the Buddh Circuit was still under construction at the time.”
Paolo Flammini, Infront Motor Sports CEO, added: “The inclusion of the Indian round in the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship calendar represents a great achievement for our series and reflects our continuous target to further extend its international presence. India today is one of the most important motorcycle markets in the world, not only in terms of existing bike sales numbers but also growth and the upgrading of the range offered to the consumer. Undoubtedly the inclusion of this event will greatly benefit all the protagonists of our series and will create significant added value for the motorcycle manufacturers.”
After signing the agreement, JPSI Managing-Director and CEO Sameer Gaur said: “We are extremely happy to announce that besides holding the Formula One and FIA GT1 motor racing series, we will also hold a thrilling motorcycle race, the World Superbike Championship, at BIC early next year. There are many in India who are passionate about bikes. I am sure they will love to watch famed motorcycle riders compete against each other here at their own world class racing circuit.”